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Old 12-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Im at young age right now(16), im working at the local computer repair shop for $7/h, im saving for my own gaming machine, i plan on spending $1500, im a going to wait to build it till the beginning of 2007.

My computer will hold up until then, this computer my dad bought a while back from dell i upgraded the **** out of it after he gave it to me for christmas.

I had a lawnmowing job this summer to pay for finances for the upgrades.

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For a snazzy LAn party case, check out the Antec SUPER LANBOY:

There are smaller cases out there, but the Super Lanboy looks great, is light (aluminum), and has great air circulation. It is highly praised around here. Plus it comes with a great carrying strap.

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I hear that case is really bendable. Like fragile almost. But I don't have it lol. I lug around my Sonata II to lan parties :P
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Ridlyn
Im at young age right now(16), im working at the local computer repair shop for $7/h, im saving for my own gaming machine, i plan on spending $1500, im a going to wait to build it till the beginning of 2007.

I had a lawnmowing job this summer to pay for finances for the upgrades.
It's great to hear stuff like this.

When I was growing up, my parents had plenty of money, and could probably buy me whatever I wanted. Yet, they wouldn't. If I wanted something, they would develop some way for me to earn the amount of money. If what I wanted was more then I could earn, well, I simply wouldn't get it. Then at 15 I started finding as many odd jobs as I could. I've done just about everything a 15 year old can do to earn money. By the time I was 18, I had bought my own used car and paid my own insurance and other expenses. I was working 1 full time job and a part time job and going to college part time. I paid my own way through college also.

Even though at times it was very tough, my parents would help me out in emergencies. Which is what good parents will do. But overall now that i'm much older then 15 - lol... I'm really glad I was raised the way that I was.... I feel that It makes me work much harder and I don't take anything for granted. When you buy something you really want, regardless of how much it costs, you can sit back and say, "I have this because I earned it, worked for it and I deserve it."

Those whom get everything handed to them on a silver platter... well, good for them... I honestly wouldn't trade my upbringing with anyone.

Anyway... don't mean to hijack this thread, but I believe there is a strong moral value in this thread.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hey ridlyn u sound almost exactly like me im 15 (close) and working for $7/h. ya i just got a new computer for christmas it one that me and my dad built cuz we could get all the peices really cheap (specially the gig of ddr RAM and the AMD 2800+ processor for 50$ that was pretty awsome) but then again it helps to have a dad who understands ur facination with computer (hes a computer lover like me) so i need to get me a video and sound card befor i start playin "good" games

till then ill stick to xbox live (gamertag fireproofvirus if ne one else plys halo 2 or call of duty: finest hour send me a freind request and we can go own some n00bs lol jk)

my current specs are:
processor-AMD 2800+
1 gig for DDR RAM
onboard sond and video (thats wut it want to upgrade)
winfast k7s-mobo
a pretty spiffy lookin case with a card reader :P
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cd burner
80 gig WD-slave HDD
27gig maxtor -mastor HDD

not bad but i still need to spend some money on it to make it really awesome in the meantime im plannin for my next computer :P but at least this is somthin to take to the lan parties lol ok now im just rambling becuz im bored so lets keep the comments comming and thanks for all the positve input!!!

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i saved up and paid for my computer myself. it took me about a year, during which i had an old P2 with win98. lol.

my parents give me pocketmoney to load up the dishwasher.

i am (almost) 16
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